DREAM THEATER’s JORDAN RUDESS picks the 11 heaviest keyboard riffs of all time (video)

In the world of prog-metal, it’s almost impossible to think of keyboards without thinking of Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess. With his virtuoso talent in mind, Revolver asked Rudess to pick the 11 heaviest keyboard riffs of all time, and he delivered in spades.

Watch him give a heavy history lesson with classic grinders like Beethoven’s “Sonata Pathétique” to Jon Lord’s proto-metal key smash on Deep Purple’s “Hush.”

Rudess recently embarked on a 2 month solo tour titled An Evening With Jordan Rudess. Playing for the first time in many cities, as well as a return to select markets, the show features a new medley of Dream Theater songs created in collaboration with longtime mentee and friend Eren Basbug. Jordan will also be playing guitar live for the first time.

A unique part of each show sees Jordan sharing some of his music technology which is part of his constant exploration of cutting edge music technology. Jordan performs on GeoShred, the app he plays live on stage with Dream Theater, and shows the audience some of the other music apps he’s helped develop and maybe even a surprise instrument or two from his music collection. keyboard instruments.

The remaining tour dates are as follows:

July
31 – State Theater – Austin, Texas

August
3 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
4 – City Winery – Atlanta, Georgia
6 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

(Photo – Rayon Richards)

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